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building a Modern Nightstand

10-14-2018 04:52 PM by BenhamDesign | 1 comment »

In this project I’m building a pair of walnut nightstands for a client inspired by the mid century modern design. I focus in on my process of how I mitered the corners so the grain flows across them and all four corners line up perfectly If you are interested in seeing in built instead of reading about how it was built please watch the video Recap of build video Today I’m building this walnut nightstand, and I’m going in depth on my method of how I cut the miters so the grain flo...

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Shop jigs #1: Wheel making jig number 3

10-14-2018 03:37 AM by htl | 13 comments »

This is wheel jig number 3. Make sure your eyes are rested and you have your reading glasses handy it’s a long one. Here’s the kind a wheels I can make with this jig. I seem to never quit finding I need to adjust my jig for different sized wheels, and have been building more modern cars that use small wheels even though they are not small models.The case in point was my last build a Mustang, I blow up the plans to be twice as big and the wheels were still under 2̶...

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Uncovering My Shop - Finally

10-14-2018 03:09 AM by mot | 4 comments »

After years of house renovations and my shop behaving like a huge vortex of doom, sucking in every misplaced, displaced and disavowed object in the house, I have finally dug out my shop. We started renovating our main floor and kitchen almost 8 years ago. After two lawsuits and a heft insurance claim we finally got that reno done. My shop seemed to be the only place that my family members could figure out to put their crap. It became a disaster. It was so bad that looking at it just paraly...

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Late 1800's 12" Frank H. Clement jointer #5: Dust collection

10-14-2018 02:02 AM by jbswearingen | 0 comments »

I added dust collection this evening. Cleats are secured to the base with 1/4-20 machine screws and wingnuts. Port is attached to 1/2” plywood, which sits on the cleats. Ramps are 1/4” ply. Silicone caulk to seal. Rockler Dust Right fixtures.

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #8: Other projects – Lathe cart

10-14-2018 12:06 AM by Bluenote38 | 0 comments »

So along the way I built a Lathe cart. My lathe isn’t big so I had it sitting on a garage sale table without casters so it was always where ai didn’t want or need it. In keeping with building things with leftover and scrap wood I created it in two parts an upper and a lower. Never to be separated – I just didn’t have any big pieces. I made the top long enough to accommodate a small grinder and when it is not in use I can hang the grinder on the end. The cart has two full with dr...

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Historic Woodworker Videos #40: Historic tribute to a Japanese carpenter

10-13-2018 11:33 AM by Hoosierwoodcraft | 2 comments »

In 1893, America celebrated Columbus Day with a World’s Fair in Chicago. The Fair represented the first time that most Americans (at least 8 million citizens) had ever seen Japanese carpenters at work, observed their tools and precision, and walked thru a Japanese building to see different construction techniques. The year 1893 represented the first time most Americans began to respect Japanese woodworking. Today, I have captured that event with a video on the life-story of Koun Ta...

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Ways to Prevent Saw Burn Marks

10-13-2018 09:39 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

I’ve documented ways to prevent saw burn marks in this video, and show the before and after results. Does anyone have any more tips on how to prevent saw burn marks? https://youtu.be/Hz3E6dEmT4A Thanks,Scott

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Shop stuff #137: Bathroom reno Part 7...Tubby Time!

10-12-2018 12:33 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I got the shower all trimmed out and the plumbing completed! Yet another step done in getting the bathroom done. A bit of fiddling about getting everything cut to size, but in the end it all comes together. I am loving the cedar, and I pass on a couple of tips in the process. View on YouTube

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1958 Powermatic Model 100 Planer #1: I built a dust chute

10-11-2018 01:36 PM by jbswearingen | 0 comments »

I bought this planer about four years ago. In that time I’ve replaced the 3-blade cutter head with a Shelix head, replaced the motor after it died with a 3ph, 3hp Leeson with a VFD, and just added a dust chute to it last night. I’ll cover the other changes in other entries. I got the inspiration for this chute from a member at the OWWM forum. His is beautifully done, and painted to match his 100. Now that I know this one works, in the coming weeks I’ll fill in the une...

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Treadle Lathe #3: Cutting Joinery

10-11-2018 12:52 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

Making progress on the lathe. In the last post, I laid out the ways (the horizontal boards that the head stock, tail stock and tool rest sit on) and in this episode I cut four tenons and two housing dados! This project is definitely taking longer than expected but I’m happy with the current progress and I’m confident it will be worth the effort. Working with oak has been a learning curve in comparison to pine. I can’t wait to be turning wood with a foot powered tool! I...

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